Friday, March 16, 2007
Le Grand Magic Circus - Le Grand Mechant Cochon et les Trois Gentils Petits Loups
Incredibly odd LP by French experimental performance group Grand Magic Circus; the title translates more or less to "The Big Mean Pig and the Three Kind, Small Wolves." Most of this album centers on humorous vocal experiments such as snippets of conversations, people yelling, all sorts of stuff but most of it involves vocals and speech; as well, most of it seems to have been done in the studio (no sampling from other sources, in other words). This craziness is backed by occasional instrumentation, such as piano, various sampling, rock snippets, etc. It's certainly one of the more peculiar items on the NWW List. Unfortunately the little information that exists seems to be all in French, and my French is not good enough to decipher entire articles...so information would be helpful. The humor of the album comes through even if you're not familiar with the language, however, and thus it is still enjoyable.